When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, describe their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t alert us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics enable us to identify and address health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Cross Creek Animal Hospital makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan established before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t enough to reach a proper diagnosis, we rely on advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, so we can identify injuries, diagnose illness and determine its severity.
Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give Cross Creek Animal Hospital a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your four-legged friend back on the path to good health again.
Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm
Saturday: 7am – 3 pm